Special Events

All programs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. unless noted. $4 per person, children 12 and under free, members free unless noted.

May 5, 11:30 a.m.—Sign Unveiling.

Our new sign will be unveiled with The Last Green Valley and supportive others. Enjoy cider and donuts on Opening Day! Free.

May 5, 1 p.m.—The Provision State.

During the American Revolution, despite being one of the smaller states, Connecticut played a huge role in our War for Independence. The inventiveness of our people, industry, and government helped pave the way to a remarkable victory against the superpower of the 18th century. Presentation by Dragoon member Eric Chandler. Hearth popped corn and tours available. $4 per person, children 12 and under free, members free.

May 19, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.—Open House.

Tours of the circa 1723 Homestead. Free admission, donations accepted.

May 19, 4 p.m.—Supper with a Soldier: Breaking Bread with Joseph Plumb Martin.

Hearth cooking event/fundraiser. Help prepare supper in the lean-to with a Connecticut Revolutionary War veteran, and experience 18th century-style foods he recorded having eaten in his journal. Reservations required by May 5. $50 per person, members' discount. (860) 377-3252.

June 2, 1 p.m.—Early Local Native Tribes.

Juan Arriola of Native American descent and Beth Regan, a member of the Mohegan council will speak on early tribes in what became the Second and Third Societies of Windham. Some tribes may have been familiar to the early Huntingtons. Hearth popped corn and tours available. Free Scotland Day (for residents) or $4 per person, children 12 and under free, members free. Homestead opens at 11 a.m.

June 9—Connecticut Open House Day.

Meet and talk with Joseph Plumb Martin, a former Continental Soldier of the 8th Connecticut regiment during the American Revolution. Having served the duration of the war, he will reminisce on "the times that tried men's souls." Tours and hearth popped corn available. By donation, please.

June 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.—Open House.

Tours of the circa 1723 Homestead. Free admission, donations accepted.

July 7, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.—Open House.

Tours of the circa 1723 Homestead. Free admission, donations accepted.

July 21, 1 p.m.—Locals Who Answered the Call.

Editor of the Highland Herald, Judy Moulton, will begin with a brief, early settling of the Windham area. Her research will then focus on who exactly answered The Call of the Lexington Alarm in April, 1775, from the Second and Third Societies. "The shot heard 'round the world" and how local Patriots contributed to the start of the Revolution will be discussed. Hearth popped corn and tours available, Homestead opens at 11 a.m. $4 per person, children 12 and under free, members free.

August 18—A Morning Meal for Samuel.

A morning meal fit for a future President of the United States in Congress Assembled! Mid-eighteenth century hearth cooking demonstration on what Samuel Huntington most likely ate for breakfast. The "Huntington family" will sit down to this re-enactment repast. Visiting children can help with early American lean-to chores. $4 per person, children 12 and under free, members free.

September 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.—Open House.

Tours of the circa 1723 Homestead. Free admission, donations accepted.

September 1, 4 p.m.—Supper with the Soldiers: Dining with the Dragoons.

Hearth cooking event/fundraiser. Partake with the elite Revolutionary War unit commissioned by Congress at the request of General Washington in 1776, Sheldon's Horse Second Continental Light Dragoons. Help prepare a tavern-style meal and listen to stories from the cavalrymen. Reservations required by August 18. $55 per person, members' discount. (860) 377-3252.

September 15, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.—Open House.

Tours of the circa 1723 Homestead. Free admission, donations accepted.

September 22, 1 p.m.—Faith Trumbull Huntington.

Dr. Pamela Hall details the life of one of Governor Jonathan Trumbull's daughters and sister to famous Revolutionary War artist, John Trumbull. Faith had extraordinary artistic talent in needlepoint. She married General Jedediah Huntington, but suffered from an undiagnosed depressive disorder which caused her demise. Hearth popped corn and tours available, Homestead opens at 11 a.m. $4 per person, members free.

October 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.—Open House.

Tours of the circa 1723 Homestead. Free admission, donations accepted.

October 13, 1 p.m.—Colonial Homestead Landscape Tour.

Tour the old farm property from 1720 that at one point totaled 300 acres. Learn how the land was acquired by son of Mohegan chief, Uncas. The W3R (Route 14) will also be discussed. Rain cancels. Free, but donations accepted. Light period refreshments. Homestead tours available after.

October 20—An Early New England Funeral.

Pay your respects to a colonial Huntington family member who recently departed this life. Everyone in town would be expected to. Learn how past tradition was different from our modern world. Be part of an Olde New England custom in this living history time warp. $4 per person, members free.

October 27, 12 p.m.—George Washington Visits Huntingdale.

General George Washington (portrayed by renown reenactor Dean Malissa) visits with old friends Samuel Huntington and former Connecticut Governor Jonathan Trumbull to catch up on the current affairs each are dealing with "post-independence." Homestead open for tours at 11 a.m.

November 10—A Colonial Connecticut Thanksgiving, 1786.

Governor Samuel Huntington's 1786 Proclamation states that the day be observed with praise, prayer, and "the voice of melody." Come back to the Third Society of Windham where "no servile labour may be performed this day." Traditional food dishes will be discussed by "Samuel's mother" as "the family" savors their period feast including pompon pie. A common wedding ceremony is possible, a needy neighbor may come calling for Indian meal, and a weary traveler may need victuals. Harness your coursers! $4 per person, children 12 and under free, members free.



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The Huntington Homestead is owned and operated by the Governor Samuel Huntington Trust, Inc., P.O. Box 231, Scotland, CT 06264. A non-profit corporation formed in 1994, the Trust is authorized by the IRS to receive tax-exempt contributions. This site has been made possible by a grant from the Connecticut Society of the Cincinnati.
This page last modified on 07/03/2018.